The Oly-Comm Operations Protocol documents are a set of rules, guidelines, and instructions for day-to-day operations of this Community-Service organization. The "OP" documents serve as the operational bylaws. Additional documents will be posted as they are developed.
No one desires a set of "arbitrary" rules, but when you have a shared resource, like a wide-coverage radio repeater they become necessary. We tend to assume that everyone "knows" the generally accepted rules. However, that could be careless of us and unfair to those who want or need to have a clearer definition of Oly-Comm expectations and requirements. It can also create discord when repeater users offend others by unknowingly breaking some unwritten "rule". Activities that may be an irritation or even a flagrant violation to one person might not be an issue at all to another. It is probably best to be clear about the rules we really think are important. It is not the intent of Oly-Comm to define every action allowed or disallowed, but rather to provide these guidelines for proper etiquette and give some “breathing room” to authorized users of our repeaters. Just as "good fences make good neighbors" every radio operator will be benefitted as all adhere to basic, respectful, radio-rules-of-the-road or the "Terms and Conditions".